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Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance programme brings together researchers in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond.

Given recent political events, the study of race has become increasingly politicized and contentious. Our Programme actively challenges all forms of racism and hierarchy, both past and present.

We meet most Fridays during term-time, with sessions taking a variety of formats, including lectures by invited speakers, short research presentations, seminars discussing pre-circulated texts from a range of disciplines, book launches, and film screenings.

All are welcome to attend.

To sign up to the mailing list, simply send a blank email to:
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The Race and Resistance Research Programme is affiliated with a new interdisciplinary, transnational book series of the same title at Peter Lang: Race and Resistance Across Borders

Its first two volumes are forthcoming in 2017.
The series welcomes submissions for monographs and edited collections. To discuss your project and to obtain a proposal form please email the commissioning editor, Dr Laurel Plapp:
Voices Across Borders, the blog run by TORCH's programme Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long 20th Century is calling for submissions from all those interested in discussing contemporary and historical topics relating to the themes of race, ethnicity, identity, and culture across the globe. Voices Across Borders integrates popular discourse with academic research, and seeks to promote a diversity of voices from both within and outside the university. We encourage submissions geared towards both an academic and general audience of approximately 250-400 words. All entries will be considered for publication, and should be sent via email to the editor at



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Skin Deep is a current publication in Oxford which provides an opportunity to discuss issues of race, racial representation and racial identity. It seeks to cultivate a space where different experiences of race can be shared, retold and examined.

If you wish to know more about Skin Deep please write to
Twitter: @tweetskindeep
Instagram: @skindeepmag
Facebook: /skindeepmag   
Image: Ieshia Evans in Baton Rouge, 2016. Click here to read her account of the incident




Dance Circles

Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach discusses her book on dance in urban Senegal